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The 1 seed has home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The NFL does not use a fixed bracket playoff system. In the second (divisional) round, the 1 seed will host the worst surviving seed from the first round (seed 4, 5, or 6), while the number 2 seed will host the other winning team (seed 3, 4, or 5).

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To be a wildcard in the NFL, you need to be one of the two best teams in your conference (NFC or AFC) and not have won your division. This is done to extend playoff time an extra week, maximizing both potential for upsets and storylines, but profits for the NFL as well.

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How does nfl playoffs work? Each conference has four divisions. The teams with the best regular season record in their respective divisions get an automatic bid and are ranked 1-4 accordingly ...

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The team(1 from each conference), which does not finish first in their division, but comprises of the best record among all teams that did not win their divison is awarded a wild card spot in the playoffs. For MLB, theres 1 wildcard winner for each conference. For NFL, theres 2 wildcard winners for each conference.

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How does nfl playoffs work? Each conference has four divisions. The teams with the best regular season record in their respective divisions get an automatic bid and are ranked 1-4 accordingly ...

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A wild card (variously spelled wildcard or wild-card, also known as at-large berth) is a tournament or playoff berth awarded to an individual or team that fails to qualify in the normal way, for example by having a high ranking or winning a qualifying stage. In some events, wild cards are chosen freely by the organizers. Other events have fixed rules. Some North American professional sports ...

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Overview. The NFL Playoffs are made up of a total of 12 teams. The NFL Playoff Bracket is made up of 6 teams from the AFC and 6 Teams from the NFC. There are four divisions in each conference, the winner of each division will automatically qualify for the playoffs.

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How Do the NFL Playoffs Work? As of 2014, the NFL Playoffs feature the top six teams from both the AFC and NFC. The four division winners in each conference automatically qualify for the postseason, with the next two teams qualifying as wild cards.

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Some of the teams that have emerged from the NFL wild card games during the opening week of the playoffs have become some of the most memorable teams in the history of the NFL. The Buffalo Bills defeated the Houston Oilers in a wild card game in 1992 that became one of the greatest games in NFL history. The Bills trailed 35 to 3 at halftime ...

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